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Illuminations of the Middle Ages

For Teachers 4th
Students investigate medieval music, art, and manuscripts. They research the materials and equipment used by illuminators, examine images of manuscripts, and illuminate their own initials in a medieval style.
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The Mythical, Magical, Middle Ages...NOT!

For Teachers 4th
Students complete worksheets and roleplay feudal simulations as they are immersed in the daily life of the Middle Ages. They study geography of Europe and the origins of European tribes. They outline and write a biographical essay and...
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Plant And Animal Fossils Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This lesson has students take a close look at pictures of plants and fossils found in New Zealand. Students cut out pictures of plant and animal fossils and sort them into two categories. Student groups compare their choices to check for...
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Swim Start - Level 2

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students properly demonstrate swimming skills such as floating, kicking, gliding, arm action, and more. In this swimming lesson plan, students are assessed by their competency on a rubric.
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Write to Music

For Teachers 4th
Students improve their creative writing skills. In this writing skills lesson, students learn about picture captions, story writing, critiques, poems, reports, letter writing, creative writing, and a rap poem.
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The White House or Bust: How Americans Elect Their President

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explain the presidential duties and who is eligible to run for president. In this The White House or Bust article, students complete a map of the electoral college. In addition students analyze historical campaign posters....
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Machines

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students complete a variety of activities and they explore machines and the way they work. They read about a time machine and then draw a picture of what they think the time machine looks like. They invent their own machine.
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Using Poems, Quotations, and Proverbs

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore activities to practice saying words, sounds, and music in English. They read short poems and famous sayings of philosophers, historians, and politicians. They select proverbs and tongue twisters to practice reciting them.
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Fairy Tales

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students research a variety of fairy tales on the internet. They experience their magical settings and imaginative context. Students look at the vocabulary of each tale in depth. They access a mystical atmosphere to enhance their...
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Fluency Activities for Higher Levels

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students engage in activities to increase their fluency while speaking. They discuss a topic within a minute and work in teams to decide how items are related. They explore fashion and discuss styles for various ages. They select a...
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Evaluating Progress

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Teachers explore various ways to evaluate Students progress. They study the testing of word recognition, sound discrimination, grammar knowledge, oral comprehension, and oral expression. They explore ways to provide feedback after...
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Pet Mania

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students participate in a simple vocabulary game identifying animals.Students discuss their experiences with their own pets and role play situation between a parent and their child who desperately wants a pet. Students read a text...
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Patterns Everywhere

For Teachers 4th
Students connect math to images they pass in every day life- from the smallest bud of a flower to the most intricately woven spider web, students can relate to math and therefore enjoy it further. A main objective of the unit is to...
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Is There Anybody Out There?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research a planet in small groups to gather collaboratively unique facts about their planet and organize it into a word processor. They then create a multimedia presentation to display their information.
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Cycling

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students participate in a variety of activities related to biking. They follow diction to draw a picture of a bike. They read an article about cycling and role play in a bike shop. They design a poster for a campaign that encourages bike...
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Natural Disasters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss natural disasters and the emergency responses that are appropriate for the situation. They take dictation using appropriate vocabulary, complete sentence and participate in role play activities.
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Climate Change

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine climate change, the greenhouse effect, and their attitude about the environment. They examine how green they are by taking a quiz and investigate recycling activities by participating in a game. Finally, they design...
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Christmas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the topics and vocabulary associated with the Christmas holiday in the UK. They examine how the holiday is celebrated in other countries and read about what Christmas means to people of the UK. They write an original...
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Toys, Fads And Fashion

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students examine toy fads in the UK by examining newspaper fliers and descriptions of toys and games. They work in groups to decide on a toy that would be a good gift for younger child. They read about the YoYo which was the most popular...
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SIXTEEN TONS

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore a variety of music related to the coal mining industry and organized labor which can be integrated into the study of Colorado History, American Labor History, and a study of immigration.
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The Respiratory System

For Teachers 4th
Students explore the parts of the respiratory system in this six lessons unit. The lessons presnt the concepts of the breathing, the function of oxygen in the system, how sounds are made, and the effects of pollution, smoking and disease...